Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Game Events: Dec 28th - Jan 3rd

Not only do we sell board games, we also provide tables and a library full of open games for you to come in and play.  The tables are open during store hours as well as during our Weds and Friday evening Open Game Play Nights.


Come and join in on the fun as it's a great way to meet other game enthusiasts and to try out some games. Our Game Library has a wide variety of games available for play while you are here.  It's free and it's fun!


Here is this week's schedule:


              
             Weds Dec. 31st
                 New Year's Eve

Please note: there will not be a Weds Game Night on New Year's Eve. 

               Happy New Year!






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Date: Fri. Jan. 2nd
Time: 6 pm
Place: Off The Charts Games Store


Fri. Suggested Games
To learn more about each featured board game click on the game name below it's picture.

IstanbulAEG
Lords Of Xidit
Asmodee


No experience is necessary! We are happy to teach you the rules and get you started.





Come Play ~ ~ It's Free ~ It's Fun!



Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown GreshamWe have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, Cobble Hill, and Dowdle.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver area.





                 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Best Wishes




We wish to extend our gratitude to all of you for your continued support of Off The Charts Games. We have come to know some very wonderful people and it's you who make this a fun business to be in.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.






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Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham. We have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Game Arrivals: Dec. 22nd

Yes, we've been busy trying to fill those empty spaces on the shelves with more games.  And more we have.



Here's a look at the games that arrived this week:


Just in time and great as a Christmas stocking stuffer for The Resistance fan are these 2 game expansions.

The Resistance 
Hidden Agenda
Indie Boards & Games
The Resistance
Hostile Intent
Indie Boards & Games

Hidden Agenda Expansion - Rebellion has spread with these 3 new ways to play:
  1. the Assassin - The resistance commander has infiltrated the ranks of teh government and gained access to the spy database.  this knowledge can ensure victory for his cause, but he must remain hidden for the spies have an assassin waiting to take him and his access away - permanently.
  2. the Defector - Not everyone has a clear allegiance, some are content to play both sides of the conflict.  you can never trust a defector, sometimes they can't even trust themselves!
  3. the Trapper - Every proposed mission team includes an extra person that won't go on the mission. The leader will isolate a team member and watch their every move, making sure they can't make the mission fail.  If you are a spy on the mission team, you'll mever know if you will cause a mission to fail or simply be giving your identity away.  But resistance members will have to approve some missions knowing that a spy is on them and trust that the leader chooses to isolate the spy.
Hostile Intent Expansion - Now is the time to rise in these 3 new ways to play:
  1. the Hunter - The battle between resistance and imperial has become more intense. It is no longer enough to target facilities in missions - the target has become personal as both sides look to neutralize their opponent's leaders. In this variant both the resistance and spies must identify a specific individual among the opposing team to win. Hunters introduces many new game concepts that bring a whole new level of deduction and deceit into The Resistance.
  2. the Reverse - Reversers have the ability to change the results of any mission – in the hands of the resistance this can make a doomed mission succeed, or turn certain victory into defeat.
  3. the Inquisitor - No one can withstand the inquisitor's ability to get at the truth. The player with the Inquisitor will be able to look at the affiliation of another player and is a simple way to ensure every game is full of interest twists and turns as the Inquisitor uncovers the truth (at least their version of the truth).

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Something ancient stirs in Mountains of Madness, the 1st big box expansion to the base game Eldritch Horror.

Eldritch Horror
Mountains of Madness
Fantasy Flight
The Eldritch Horror Mountains of Madness expansion introduces the Antarctica side board; a harsh new locale.  Antarctica is riddled with strange mysteries and hidden dangers. Eight new investigator are prepared to unveil the truth behind the strange happenings in the world, accompanied by new allies including Professor William Dyer.  To aid in their mission, investigators can undertake personal tasks to gain powerful rewards.  They will find a plethora of useful items, magic spells, hideous conditions, and terrifying encounters awaiting them at the Mountains of Madness.

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Another great stocking stuffer is Roll for it!, a fun, fast, and easy card & dice game for 2 to 4 players.  Combine the red box and the purple box to take your game up to 8 players and a wider variety of cards. 
Roll for it!
Calliope Games

The object in Roll For It is to be the first to score 40 points.  You do this by competing for the point-value cards that are face-up in the center of the table.  Each player will have a set of 6 dice of one color.  On their turn players will roll their available dice and match their dice results to the dice images shown on the cards. A card is claimed when a player has met all of the dice images. A new card is then flipped over from the draw pile.


Deciding when and how to spread your dice is key to claiming cards as your opponents will be going for these same cards too.


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Newly released for Android: Netrunner fans is The Source, the 6th and final data pack in the Lunar Cycle containing cards 101-120.

Android Netrunner
The Source
Data Pack

Fantasy Flight

Follows cyber-explorer Nasir Meidan's departure from Heinlein for Earth and the relative safety of his apartment. There, he stares at the drive in his hand before booting up his console. Was he able to complete the download he began on the moon? Does his drive truly contain the net’s legendary source protocols? What will he find? After a series of thrilling encounters with Corporate security measures and security officers, all he has to do is pull up the files…











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Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham. We have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Store Hours


We will be open tomorrow Monday, 22nd as well as on Christmas Eve.  Here is our Holiday Hours Schedule:




Monday & Tues
12/22-23
Open 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve
12/24
 Open  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Christmas
12/25
Closed



New Year’s Eve
12/31
Open  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Year’s Day
1/1
Closed


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Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham. We have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Game Arrivals: Dec. 14th -20th

Board games keep coming in as we strive to have all of your favorite and must-have games available.  


Here's a look at the games that arrived this week:



It's here!  Star Wars fans rejoice, Star Wars Imperial Assault has arrived.
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Fantasy Flight
The Galactic Civil War rages on.  After the destruction of the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's power is threatened.  Stormtrooper legions surge across the galaxy in an effort to reassert their dominance, while elite Rebel operatives battle them at every turn.  Against impossible odds, they engage Imperial forces in the struggle for galactic freedom.
Imperial Assault is an epic adventure board game in the Star Wars universe.  The mighty Imperial army and a cadre of deadly bounty hunters face off against daring rebel heroes in a series of tactical combat missions.  Iconic characters like Darth Vader and Han Solo raise the stakes in the epic campaign.  Each battle escalates towards a climactic final showdown between the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance.

In addition, there are special rules for a one-on-one variant game that provides 2 players the the opportunity to battle head-to-head.  Each player must gather their own armies and fight to complete conflicting objectives.




Whether you choose to play the campaign game or the one-on-one skirmish game, your tactical decisions will decide the fate of the galaxy!


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New in from Set Enterprises is SET Dice, a 3-in-1 board game.
SET Dice
Set Enterprises
SET Dice contains these 3 games: SET Cubed, Scramble SET, and Crossword SET.

SET Cubed slows it down and adds interactive strategy.  Players connect their dice with those already on the board.  Play up to three dice per turn making as many SET's as possible.  Rack up the points by using bonus squares.

Scramble SET is a fast and furious game.  Empty all 42 dice out of the bag at one time in the middle of your playing area.  Call SET's as you see them, there are no turns.  Play continues until all dice are gone or no more SET's can be made.  The player with the most SET's at the end of 5 rounds wins.

Crossword SET combines skill and speed.  Each player takes 10 dice out of the bag.  All players roll their 10 dice simultaneously to start the play.  The goal is to combine all your dice into a crossword-like grid made up of SET's.  The 1st player to use all their dice making SET's in a crossword-like grid wins.

Whichever game you decide to play, you will have fun with these custom over-sized dice.


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New in from Days of Wonder is A Spider's Web, a mini-expansion to the base game Small World.

Small World
A Spider's Web
Days of Wonder

This expansion contains 3 new Race banners and tokes - Ice Witches, Skags, and Slingmen, and 3 new Special Power badges - Copycat, Lava, and Soul-Touch.

Come into my Lair!















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In this week is the next expansion Adventure Deck for Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles, Island Of Empty Eyes.

Pathfinder Adventure
Skull & Shackles -
Island Of Empty Eyes

Paizo
The eyes have it!  The time has come to claim your prize from the Free Captains' Regatta: the supposedly uninhabited island of Empy Eyes.  The ruins prove to be a bit more inhabited - and dangerous - than they might have 1st appeared.

With Island Of Empty Eyes Adventure Deck you must tame the island, throw a rollicking feast, and gain seats on the Pirate Council.  This expansion contains new rare loot cards and 5 new scenarios, along with new monsters, locations, villains, and more.



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Restocks:



All of the games sitting on the shelves are eagerly waiting for Santa's elves!











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Come and visit us at 30 NW 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Gresham. We have a full range of family games, strategy games, Euro-style games, war games, card games, dice games and more. Also for the puzzle enthusiasts we carry quality puzzles from Ravensburger, White Mountain, and Cobble Hill.

We proudly serve Gresham and the greater Portland and Vancouver.